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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta His Irish luck is paying off By BOB THOMAS LOS ANGELES (AP) For seven years, Jason Miller's Irish luck seemed to have es- caped him He acted in off-Broadway shows in New York at a week, hardly enough to sup port his wife and three young children Between jobs he tried writing plays, but his ef- forts attracted scant interest Last year Miller's luck changed His play That Championship Season, became a Broadway hit and won the Pulitzer Drama Critics and Tony awards He w-as chosen to plav the title role in the film The Exorcist and now is starring in another film The Nickel Ride In 1970 he mentioned a plav he was writing to producer Joseph Papp and director A J Antoon for whom he was appearing in an off-Broadwav production It was That Cham pionship Season vnhich drew irorn Miller s lite as a high school basketball player in a Pennsylvania town The hit play led to Miller s being cast as Jesuit Father Karras in The Exorcist Billy Fnedkm who was di- recting the picture, came to That Championship Season and noted the references to the said the playwright 'He called my agent and said that he had an intuitive feeling that I might be the one to play Father Karras I hadn't read the book but being an Irish Catholic I had been brought up on the my- thology of exorcism I read the script and hkeu it and asked Fnedkm, What do I have to do9 He said I had to come to Hollywood and make a screen test Miller, a strongly built man with a darkly handsome face won the test and worked six months on the trouble-plagued film COLEMAN ELKS LODGE NO. 117 CHARITY AUCTION Saturday, October 27 ELKS HALL p.m. Many useful household articles, tools, one automobile and miscellaneous items Please reTer to auction poster SACRIFICE: MUST SELL 1973Buick 9 passenger Estate Wagon Fully power equipped, low, low milaage Phone 328-3220 CAN YOU BE HYPNOTIZED? See for yourself A man by the name of Cole who has the abil ly to take you OT an excursion o' the mind Acclaimed ir e b> Press revues radio and TV to hold you spellbound magic ventriloquism hypnotism a complete family entertainment EXHIBITION PAVILION WED., OCT. 24th, 8 P.M. Advance Ticket Sales S3 50 each at Leister s Music Ltd Box Office Price S4 00 and S5 00 Attend this outstanding presentation and benefit the Lethbrdige Asaoci atlon for the Mentally Retarded TONIGHT thru SATURDAY WILF DUCHARM at the SAVOY HOTEL CHAMPION FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE SOUTHERN ALBERTA "HiEATRES CAROSTON Mayfair Theatre STEELYARD BLUES in rnior Starring Jane Fonda Donald Sutherland and Peter Boyle Wednesday October 24 show at 8 15 p m ADULT NOT SUIT- ABLE FOR CHILDREN PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre THE MECHANIC in color Starring Charles Bronson Wednesday October 24 show at 8 15 p m ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN TABER Tower Theatre SCORPIO m color Starring Burt Lancaster Alain Delon and Paul Scofield Wednesday, October 24 shows at 7 00 and 9 00 p m ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN Wednesday, uciooer me LcinuHiuiab MLHALU They'd rather siphon than switch Opulent display The lobby of the Hamilton Art Gallery received an op art face lift this week for the gallery's hang-up campaign Student volunteer Marjorie Johnston scrutinizes the psychedelic posters contributed by Grade 7 and 8 students. The hang-up cam- paign was designed to attract new members to the gallery. Cable TV makes pitch for freedom from laws dian Cable Television Associ ation attempted Tuesday to free itself from laws govern ing libel slander obscenity sedition and hate statements during freetime political British MP protests breast work LONDON (Reuter) f> British MP protesred Mondat that girls are having then breasts made bigger at the ex pense of the state Marcus Fox a Con seratne said some girls were having the S340 oper anon free though thes expected to pav for it But he said he was ished to learn thc.t ir some hospitals girls go there to have the operation per formed purely at then own WISH and expense tor cos rnetic 10 add to theK sex appeal find that the hospi tal accepts them as National Health patients broadcasts It s just natural justice and fairness association president Robert Short said in a plea to the Commons privileges and elections com- mittee If cable companies have to carry political messages without charge, thev should be free from liability The countr} s 270 cable compares rely solely on sub- scription for their revenue, Mr Short said Only about 100 of the companies produce any local programs The remainder simply transmit programs from broadcasters Hence he argued, any pro- grams produced by a cable station essentially are a public service Under proposed changes in the Elections Expenses Act, cable companies like other broadcasting concerns will be required to carry 6Vz hours of free political advertising split up among registered political parties Free time also must be made available to can didates Mr Short said both cable and public broadcasters are bound by the same laws But public broadcasters have revenue from advertising to buy libel and slander in- surance It is too expensive to imple- ment a system of five-second delays that may block from the air any illegal statements OSHAWA Ont Oshawa residents complained to police today that their gas tanks were unexpectedly emp- ty when they went to start their cars There had been gas in the tanks the last time thev checked In one case, eight gallons had been drained In the last two days, there green acres drive-in CLOSED TONITE AND THURSDAY OPEN AGAIN FRIDAY, SAT. and SUNDAY have been several iuch com plaints We le going to gel more and more of this with the in crease in prices said a police spokesman 'It will come to the time when owners are going to need locks on their gas caps paramount cinema DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS HOSACK Certified Dental Mechanic Suite 5lh St S Ph 327 7241 Lethbrldga NOW SHOWING RESTRICTED ADULT STAMLEY WEEKENDS ONLY NOW SHOWING ADULT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN PAUL NEWMAN DOMINIQUE SANOA JAMES MASON ir a NEWMAN FOREMAN HUSTON P.oauction whoever he is he's not what you think. Times Wednesday October 24 PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjecis 7 00 9 05 MACINTOSH MAN 725935 LAST COMPI ETE SUOW 9 05 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA CLOCKWORK ORANGE 700920 TWO COMPLETE SHOWS 700920 RESTRICTED ADULT No Shor Subjects COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects 7 00 1 05 OKLAHOMA CRUDE 715925 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 05 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN GREEN ACRES IN THEATRE CLOSFD Until da, October 26 See It At Your Local Theatre college cinema Rip-roaring ad NOW SHOWING At and p.m. .wild, raunchy humor! Starts Tomorrow at the Following Theatres Wednesday Night at the LEGION VIMY LOUNGE "The Charades" MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS ONLY Adult, Not Suitable For Children Mayfair Theatre Cardston Thurs, Fn., Sat, Oct 25. 26, 27 COLUMBIA PlCTUfiFSPrr PT s Tin STANLEY KRAMER Production GEORGE C. SCOn FAYEDUNAWAY JOHN MILLS JACKgPALANCE Empress Theatre Fort Macleod Fox Pincher Creek CRUDE Thurs Fn Sat Oct 25. 26. 27 Thurs.. Fri.. Sat.. Oct. 25. 26, 27 ;